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Part#: EST7310
ESTES Antar Model Rocket Kit
Description:

Harry Stine (NAR#02) is known as the “Father of Model Rocketry” and founder of the National Association of Rocketry. One of the original pioneers that founded the hobby right alongside Vern Estes, Stine was also a talented writer. This Estes Designer Signature Series kit is a faithful reproduction crafted by Estes designers from many sketches Stine created as well as the actual original model which is from the personal collection of Estes Vice President Bill Stine (who happens to be Harry’s son). Antar was not designed as a flying model rocket because in 1951 the hobby didn’t exist yet!  Stine was a physicist and clearly understood the science of flight, so even though Antar was a fictional vehicle, the science behind it meant it could be stable in flight.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, hobby knife, masking tape, wax paper, sand block, primer (white), paint rust-oleum (deep forest, silver, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately):Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST7241
ESTES QUINSTAR
Description:

 An 8 inch diameter spinning rocket! Futuristic and sci-fi! Low altitude flights for assured recovery!

When a “unique recovery” rocket like this hits the market, the crowd goes wild! And this is a crowd pleaser for sure! Quin, as in five, precision laser cut wood pieces build into one very unique and fun flying rocket! It spins going up and it spins coming down! Even more fun is no nose cone so truly looks like a “UFO”.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, paint (red) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.) 

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch ControllerEstes model rocket enginesstarters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST7280
ESTES Gryphon
Description:

Meeting all expectations set by its legendary name, the Gryphon model glider kit will be the “King of the Air”. The Gryphon itself can soar to the height of 700 feet on an A10-3T engine. Upon reaching apogee, a colorful streamer acts as a tracking and recovery device to show where the rocket will land. During that time, the Gryphon’s stealthy glider moves magically across the sky to serve as a protector to everything below and will also gracefully return to earth to be readied for another flight.

Made from lightweight paper tubing and laser-cut balsa, the Gryphon is a great first step above a beginner rocket. In about two hours, plus painting time, rocketeers will build a rocket that will garner attention in both the air and when on display.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, plastic cement, wax paper, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (gray, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST1949
ESTES Viking Model Rocket
Description:

 The Estes Viking is one fantastic research rocket with 48 possible different fin configurations! This kit gives you five special die cut card stock fins that allow you to create a rocket that's a truly unique rocket of your own design! Take your pick on how you want your rocket to look; fins up, fins down or fins whatever way. You call it, it's your day to be the rocket designer! Customize your own rocket...no matter how you place the fins, it still offers the ultimate in high performance model rocket flight

Skill Level 1

Length: 12.1 in. (30.7 cm)
Diameter: .74 in. (19 mm)
Estimated Weight: .6 oz. (17 g)

Card Stock Fins, Self-stick Decals, Streamer Recovery
Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3 (first launch), A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Projected Max Altitude: 1600 ft. (488 m) 

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adultsupervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.


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Part#: EST2160
ESTES 1/200 Saturn V Ready to Fly
Description:

21.8 Inches Tall!

The Estes limited production and commemorative 1:200 scale Apollo II Saturn V model is almost 2 feet tall and comes fully assembled with many scale details and markings carefully reproduced for exceptional realism. This historical model of the Saturn V is suitable for display and celebrates the historic 50th anniversary of landing the first man on the moon!

Ready to fly rocket is almost 2 feet tall!
Completely assembled with scale details, painting and markings.
Includes colorful, pre-assembled 18” parachute for recovery.
Saturn V display stand included.
A Truly Historic Rocket!
As the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket ever produced, the original Saturn V was a 3-stage rocket that stood 363 feet high (110.6m), weighed approximately 6.2 million pounds and generated 7.6 million pounds of thrust at lift off. At just over 36 stories tall, it stood about 60 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, making it quite an impressive site on the launch pad.

The Saturn V was at the heart of NASA’s Apollo and Skylab programs as it was able to launch a 45-ton payload beyond low earth orbit, which was necessary for sending men to the moon. A total of 13 Saturn V launches took place between 1967 and 1973, delivering 24 astronauts successfully to the moon and back to earth. The first launch of the Saturn V rocket was during the Apollo 4 mission of 1967, and was a crew-less launch meant to test the rocket. The first launch with a crew occurred in December of 1968 during the Apollo 8 mission which sent astronauts in orbit around the moon but did not land. Apollo 9 added another piece to the puzzle as the moon lander was tested by flying in Earth's orbit, and Apollo 10 saw the lander launch to the moon, testing its space flight again without landing. Then came Apollo 11 in 1969, changing the space race forever!

We were finally able to land astronauts on the moon and take that famous first step into the future. Successful missions followed with the Saturn V rocket, landing astronauts on the moon during Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17. The last launch of this historic rocket came in 1973 when it was used to launch the Skylab space station into Earth orbit.


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Part#: EST0651
Der Red Max Kit Skill Level 1
Description:

(ENGINES NOT INCLUDED)   

  This is the Der Red Max Model Rocket Kit from Estes®. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older with Adult Supervision for Those Under 12. Skill Level 1 Rocket Kit.

FEATURES:
Soars up to 600ft (183m)
Parachute recovery
Laser cut balsa fins 
Waterslide decals
Designed for repeated launching durability
One year warranty
Detailed illustrated assembly and launching instructions

INCLUDES:
One model rocket 

REQUIRES:
Assembly
White or yellow glue
Finishing supplies
Starters
Recovery wadding
Launch controller
Porta-Pad II launch pad
Engines: B6-2 - first flight  or B6-4 or C6-5
4 AA batteries (ASCP0302) - for launch controller

SPECS:
Skill level: 1
Length: 16.25" (413mm)
Diameter: 1.64" (42mm)
Weight: 2.4oz (68g)
Recovery System: 18" parachute
Projected Altitude: 600ft (183m)                                   

 


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Part#: EST1225
ESTES ALPHA Model Rocket Kit
Description:

When a rocket has been sold to millions of model rocketeers for over three decades, there has to be a reason. With its high quality components, easy assembly and reliable performance, the Estes Alpha has become the all time leading entry level rocket! If you are brand new to rocketry, this is the place to start. The Alpha is a great introduction to sanding and painting, making it a perfect step up from one of our ready to fly plastic kits. Even if you are a master rocketeer, you will find nostalgic joy in building and launching this Estes classic! Many of our customers purchase multiple Alpha’s, and using different paint schemes, build an entire Alpha fleet. How cool is that?

What makes it such a great beginner kit?

Building this awesome rocket takes about an afternoon and flying is just as easy and enjoyable. When powered with a C engine, the rocket can reach cloud topping altitudes of 1000 feet. Recovery of this aerodynamic wonder is accomplished with a colorful 12 inch parachute. The Alpha is the best place to start for young rocket enthusiasts. Teachers and group leaders looking for exciting STEM (Science Technology Education Math) activities should look no further than the Alpha Bulk Pack to introduce students to the world of rocketry. This rocket will get any student hooked on rocketry.

Its suggested color scheme and classy red, white and blue decals are as American as you can get. You’ll feel patriotic building this sleek and colorful rocket as well as flying it. The Alpha has been a staple in the Estes catalog for years, and will be for generations to come. The reason? It is easy to build, looks awesome, and is a great performer on the launch site. You can’t ask for a better starter rocket, so get an Alpha and start flying today!  


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Part#: EST7220
ESTES Crossfire ISX
Description:

Crossfire™ ISX kit is powered by Estes standard model rocket engines, allowing it to soar upwards of 1150 feet - talk about high-flying fun!

To build this kit, you'll need a few basic tools and supplies, including scissors, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter's glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), and paint (gloss red, white). Please note that tools, construction, and finishing supplies are not included with the kit.

When it's time to launch your Crossfire™ ISX, you'll need a few additional items, including an Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, as well as Estes model rocket engines, starters, and recovery wadding. Additionally, the launch controller requires four 1.5V high-quality AA alkaline batteries, which are not included.

  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 1150 ft. (350 m)

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Part#: EST7300
ESTES Ghost Chaser
Description:

The translucent blue and silvery-white Ghost Chaser features a transparent cargo section for lofting your favorite small payloads to altitude. Reach up to 1100 feet on an Estes C6-5 engine. Start flying quickly with the no glue, snap-together construction and cool custom sick-on decals.


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Part#: EST1295
ESTES Mean Machine
Description:

The Mean Machine standing almost 80 inches tall is one TALL rocket and to make transport to the launch field easier, the clever rocket designers developed a unique twist lock connector set that allows you to take your rocket apart right in the middle!

This legendary rocket is an advanced skill level kit and has been one of our highly requested bring backs and you’ve got it now! We’ve just updated the decor and think you will love it as much as we do! This high performance rocket can be flown on our powerful E engines or D engines with the included engine spacer and can top out at about 700 feet. A colorful 24 inch pre-assembled parachute is included for recovery. This rocket kit is another of the favorite classics that no model rocket enthusiast should be without!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (blue, white) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad with a 3/16 inch launch rod and E Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).


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Part#: EST7287
ESTES SIDEKICK
Description:

Are two really better than one? We think so! The skillfully engineered Estes Sidekick manages to combine two of almost everything to produce one remarkable model rocket. It’s a single rocket with two body tubes, two nose cones, two engine mounts, two recovery systems, and two sets of laser-cut balsa fins. Custom-cut, card stock body tube joiners mate one half of this two-part flyer to the other. There’s nothing else quite like the double trouble of the Estes Sidekick.

But it doesn’t just look sharp. The cleverly designed Estes Sidekick is an excellent flier, too. This Advanced level model was created for clustered engine launches. Experience spectacular rocket flights to 700 feet or more under the combined thrust of two side-by-side Estes B6-4 engines. Recoveries are dazzling to watch when the 36-inch twin mylar streamers deploy at ejection and trail the model back to earth. From ignition to touch-down, the flight of the dual-bodied Estes Sidekick rocket is not to be missed!

Both expert and beginner model rocketeers will enjoy building the Sidekick. You’ve never worked on a rocket like this before! Precision construction is a must for this non-standard design. Finish your Estes Sidekick with the included yellow and orange, water-slide flame decals.

Put this rocket on the flight line and watch the heads turn. It’s not every day you see a clustered engine, two-in-one flying model rocket. Don’t delay! Double time it the launch field today and light up the sky with the dynamic dual delights of the Estes Sidekick!

Recommended Engines: Two B4-2, Two B6-4
Projected Max Altitude: 700 ft. (213 m)
Recovery System: 2x 36 in. (91.4 cm) Mylar Streamers
Length: 21.1 in. (53.6 cm)
Diameter: 1.8 in. (46 mm)
Estimated Weight: 2.1 oz. (59.5 g)
Estimated Assembly Time: 3 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)
Fin Materials: Laser cut wood
Decal Type: Waterslide
Launch System: Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Pro Series II Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size: 1/8"


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